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“Sumptuous lunch!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Canton Seafood & Dim Sum House

Canton Seafood & Dim Sum House
Ranked #1,576 of 5,626 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: SoMa
Sandton, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Sumptuous lunch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

My friend, Walker, took me for lunch at Canton after one morning church service. The meal was fantastic and the service was swift. We ordered too much and had enough to take home!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great dim sum, no Chinatown hype”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

We've been eating here for years and the only complaint would be the random nature of the service. The dim sum is always fresh and excellent. The sticky rice, sesame balls and bbq pork pastries are some of the best. Their pan fried soy noodles are also very good. The best thing is for Sunday dim sum it's very convenient to get in and out of the area. They have parking in back if you get there early enough. Nothing worse than trying to get into or out of Chinatown on any day of the week and the dim sum is never quite as good as Canton. Now the service can be excellent to terrible depending on the day you visit. Sometimes they have tons of servers and carts everywhere. Then there are days where there is one cart and on server. Weird, but the food makes up for any service issues.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Dim Dum and we beat the lunch rush.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

When we first entered we almost left because we were the only customers in the entire place. We were there about 11am and they had opened at 10:30 I think. We had skipped breakfast and were very hungry so we stayed, and we are glad we did. We ordered and soon items started arriving at the table, as did customers coming through the door. Pretty quickly we were surrounded by vacationers like us and obviously regulars.
We had pot stickers, dumplings, egg rolls, a couple different kinds of shrimp items, something with spinach, stuffed mushrooms, and maybe a few items more. Probably ordered and ate too much but also wanted to try more. Very inexpensive for a good meal in SF.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Mission Viejo, California
Level Contributor
229 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good selection of dimsum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Like in Chinatown, without having to walk all the way there, close to Moscone. Was surprised it was not packed for lunch on a Monday, but during conventions, it can be packed and wait is about 10 min.

Visited July 2013
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Tahoe City, California
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240 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“In SF and not eating Dim Sum in Chinatown”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Years ago i lived in Hong Kong for a couple of years and developed an appreciation for good Dim Sum. On our recent trip to San Francisco, my wife and I decided to try the Canton Seafood and Dum Sum House. We've tried other Dim Sum places in Chinatown and had yet to find a place we both liked. This restaurant was a short walk from our hotel just off of Market Street on 3rd. Unfortunately, we weren't able to make it here for brunch or lunchtime, instead arriving at about 4pm. There were a few diners in the restaurant and we appeared to be served dim sum that hadn't been served earlier. However, we enjoyed all the popular Dim Sum dishes, plus some pan-fried noodles with chicken and a small cup of won ton soup, I recommend a stop here if you want to satisfy your Dim Sum appetite. However, I'd think your experience would be better if you arrived in the morning and before noon.,

Visited June 2013
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